State of Crypto: Congress Is Holding 3 Hearings Today, Here’s What to Expect

Congress is holding three simultaneous hearings around cryptocurrencies today – and they're all on different types of use cases.

Policy & regulation  ·  27 July 2021

Thai SEC Backtracks on Unpopular Proposal for New Crypto Investor Qualifications

Thailand's SEC now says it didn't mean it when it proposed a $33,000 minimum annual income for new crypto traders.

News  ·  2 March 2021

Thailand’s Securities Regulator Eyes Qualifications for New Crypto Investors

The regulator believes new cryptocurrency investors should have a certain level of trading experience and financial reserves.

News  ·  15 February 2021

Senate Banking Committee Remains Open to Idea of Digital Dollar in Tuesday’s Hearing

While not every lawmaker was on board with the idea of a central bank digital currency during a Senate Banking Committee hearing Tuesday, no one explicitly rejected it either.

News  ·  1 July 2020

Witnesses Will Vouch for Stablecoins, Digital Dollars in US Senate Hearing Tuesday

Witnesses will discuss stablecoins and tokenized dollars during Tuesday's Senate Banking hearing on the digitization of money.

Policy & regulation  ·  30 June 2020

Infosec Exec Urges US Lawmakers to Tighten Crypto Regs Over Pandemic-Driven Scams

Cryptocurrencies should be regulated more stringently, a VMWare security executive told U.S. lawmakers, citing a rise in cybercrime during the pandemic.

Policy & regulation  ·  18 June 2020
Digital Dollar

Digital Dollar? Get Real, Financial Inclusion Advocates Tell Congress

Currently just a flashy idea, the digital dollar is competing with duller but proven methods for the job of getting stimulus funds to every U.S. resident.

Policy & regulation  ·  12 June 2020

Drug Dealer Just Sentenced to 25 Years Hoped to Build a Better Bitcoin Miner

Paul Calder LeRoux, an admitted drug dealer with a background in encryption, planned to build a bitcoin miner had he beaten the rap.

News  ·  12 June 2020
Digital Dollar

WATCH: US Lawmakers Talk Digital Dollar, FedAccounts in Thursday Hearing

The “digital dollar” concept takes the spotlight Thursday as House Financial Services Committee members discuss how best to issue stimulus funds.

Policy & regulation  ·  10 June 2020

This Is What a Productive Congressional Blockchain Hearing Looks Like

For once, U.S. lawmakers had an informative conversation about blockchain technology without posturing.

News  ·  10 March 2020

Federal Judge Orders Kik Technical Advisor to Sit for Deposition With SEC

Kik technical advisor Tanner Philp must sit for another deposition in the company's ongoing legal fight with the SEC over its 2017 token sale, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

News  ·  22 January 2020

Crypto Analytics Firm Elliptic to Tell US Congress Privacy Coins Need Stricter AML Rules

Elliptic head of policy Liat Shetret will recommend that the U.S. push for greater enforcement of anti-money laundering regulation of crypto exchanges, including for traders using privacy coins, in a Congressional hearing on human trafficking.

News  ·  15 January 2020

How to Watch Mark Zuckerberg’s Grilling in Congress Today

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg will be testifying before lawmakers on Libra and more later today. Watch the livestream here.

Policy & regulation  ·  23 October 2019

Zuckerberg to Tell Congress: Libra Can Fix ‘Failing’ Financial System

Facebook's CEO released his written testimony a day before his scheduled appearance before the U.S. House of Representatives.

Markets  ·  22 October 2019

SEC Chair, Commissioners to Talk Crypto at Congress Hearing Next Week

The House Financial Services Committee will question SEC commissioners about crypto regulations and Facebook's Libra next week.

Policy & regulation  ·  19 September 2019